Jason Highland has been appointed the US charge daffaires in Azerbaijan, Jonathan Henick, the spokesman for the US embassy in Azerbaijan, told Trend.
US Ambassador Reno Hanirsh, who is accomplishing his tenure in Baku, will leave Azerbaijan on 24 April. Highland, assistant to the Ambassador, will head the diplomatic mission in Baku during his absence.
Henick noted that date of arrival of the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan was still to be defined. Last week the US president nominated the candidacy of Anne Derse to the post of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
The issue will be considered and adopted at the US Congress and Senate in coming weeks. After, the date of arrival of new US Ambassador to Azerbaijan will be defined.